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App Review: Parcours.robo is like RoboRally... if you don't like RoboRally

Parcours.robo really, really wants to be RoboRally, the well-received 1994 board game from Magic: The Gathering designer Richard Garfield. Whether because the developer, Impara GmbH, didn't want to negotiate for the actual board game licensing rights or for another reason, the game plays a lot...

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App Review: Reiner Knizia's Through The Desert proves that pastel camels have serious staying power

The latest big name board game to make an appearance on the iPad is Though The Desert. Serious board game fans have been anxiously waiting for this app ever since it was announced and I'm happy to say that this latest Reiner Knizia port to the digital realm is totally worth the wait. The app...

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App Review: Let's Catch The Lion! is cute, strategic fun

The new Let's Catch The Lion! board game app looks cute as all get out, and to be fair, it is designed as a kids' game. But this Shogi (Japanese Chess) variant is a worthwhile download from the App Store even for board gamers who don't have a child in the house. It's a solid two-player strategy...

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Oski for iPad is the thoughtful person's word game, with a lot of twists

Oski is a word game for the slow thinker. Not for the dimwitted, that's not what I mean, but for the word game player who likes to think – a lot – about her options and to and really plan out the next move. With no randomness and no hidden information, this is a game that invites...

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App Review: Reiner Knizia's Kingdoms

Once you've got the foundation in place, it's easy enough to redecorate your board game app. That's what the developers at Skotos Tech/RPGnet have figured out with their series of games that use the MobileEuroCard platform. These apps include Money, High Society, and now, Reiner Knizia's...

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App Review: Reiner Knizia's Ra

Reiner Knizia's classic Egyptian-themed auction and tile-collecting game Ra is not an easy one to figure out. When playing around a table, you need to collect the right tiles, look over to see what other people are collecting, keep an eye on the status of the sun/bid tiles and, in general,...

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App Review: Neuroshima Hex is good, about to get a lot better *UPDATE

The new board game app that's based on the 2006 tabletop game Neuroshima Hex is a lot of things. For a cardboard hex-based game that's reproduced in your pocket, Neuroshima Hex is gorgeous. The artwork is wonderfully clear on a Retina Display, and the part-apocalyptic, part-1950s sci-fi style...

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App Review: Tantrix Strategy connects luck and strategy

The beautiful Tantrix Strategy game app [US$2.99] is an example of why it's sometimes good to wait for the second or third version of an iPad app before plunking down your money in the App Store. We're reviewing Version 1.1 here, and it improves on the original with an AI opponent (three...

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App Review: Pentago is a twisty strategy game with legs

The ideas behind the two-player abstract strategy game Pentago are about as old as any abstract strategy games we can think of. If Connect 4 is an evolution of tic-tac-toe, then Pentago is an evolution of Connect 4. There's also a bit of Reversi/Othello in the game, with enough of a twist (and I...

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App Review: Kingsburg (née Kinsburg) rolls strategy and frustrating your opponents into one fun game

In September, a board game app based on the 2007 game Kingsburg took the gaming community by surprise. We often hear about upcoming board game ports way in advance of their release, but Kingsburg appeared so suddenly on the App Store [for US$4.99] that someone submitted it as Kinsburg, which made...

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